Water Accident Prevention: Safety Tips
Water Accident Prevention

Water Accident Prevention

Rachel Olszewski
Rachel Olszewski

Summer means new, outdoor activities and with it comes lots of fun. But what we don’t want this season is a trip to the emergency room. NEPA offers beautiful lakes and pools but water accidents, injuries, and deaths are a daily occurrence. The most common water accidents are:

Boating/Jet Ski Accident:

Boating and jet ski accidents are usually caused by one of three factors: an inexperienced boater, a boat manufacturing malfunction, or an intoxicated operator. In particular, alcohol use, combined with frequent distractions on the water, can be an accident waiting to happen. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol is involved in about a third of all recreational boating fatalities. Remember to always wear a life jacket and never hop in a boat with an intoxicated driver.

Swimming Pool Accident:

While many people think of poor swimming skills as a chief precursor to drowning, pool-based injuries often result from poor supervision or pool design flaws. Some common accidents are:

  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Concussions or spinal injuries from diving into unexpectedly shallow pools
  • Lacerations from sharp edges or rough surfaces
  • Irritation from pool chemicals
  • Entrapment via powerful drain suction
  • Drowning

Have you or your loved one suffered any of these water-related injuries because of the carelessness or negligence of another person? Have you lost a loved one because of the wrongful acts of a boater or swimming pool owner? Or have you been impacted by a manufacturing error? For a free consultation with our team at Scartelli Olszewski, call or message us today.

Source: U.S. Coast Guard releases 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

Rachel Olszewski
Rachel Olszewski

Rachel D. Olszewski, an attorney at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., is a dedicated advocate for clients who have suffered unjust harm. Following the legacy of her esteemed family members, Rachel specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, and criminal defense. She is actively involved in professional associations and serves on the board of the Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation. Rachel is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
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